From extrinsic to intrinsic motivation to quit smoking

Worldwide, the smoking of tobacco is the most preventable cause of illness and premature death. As smokers intrinsically motivated to quit smoking are more successful in quitting than extrinsically motivated smokers, knowledge of the determinants of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to quit is essential to increase cessation rates.

Therefore, the goal of this project was to identify the determinants of both types of motivation and to use the findings to inform the improvement of existing (web-based) smoking cessation interventions and the development of new interventions.

This project is funded by and mainly conducted at Maastricht University, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care.

Research team: Eline Smit (PostDoc)
Funding: CAPHRIĀ Maastricht University (personal grant)
Status: Finished